From Olhão : The Cork Trees Land Walk

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Marina Center, Av. 5 de Outubro Loja n° 13, 8700-408 Olhão
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3 to 4 Hours

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

8 people


English, Français, Portuguese, Spanish

About this tour

Join a walk in the Cork Trees Oak forest of the Algarve mountain area of Serra do Caldeirão and discover its secrets. Discover the animals, plants and the amazing landscapes of the terrestrial habitat with the larger biodiversity in Europe. Get to know how Cork is produced, understand how Cork trees are stripped, and all the processes from the acorn to the neck of the bottle. And understand why this sustainable material with unique characteristics allows the wine to improve its characteristics.

Serra do Caldeirão is nestled in the North of the Algarve, it has a very irregular relief where the alternation between elevations and valleys with a sharp slope predominates. In the valleys, a dense hydrographic network of temporary watercourses is formed. The highest point in this mountainous region is 589 meters high. It consists of greywacke rock that gives rise to very infertile soils. The climate tends to be dry and hot in the summer, with little rain during the rest of the year. Temperatures are high during the summer season and mild during the winter. The thermal amplitude in this area is significantly higher when compared
to the coastline.

Despite its modest altitude, it has outstanding mountain landscapes and breathtaking views that reveal a splendid alternation between valleys and peaks. It is also an important condensation barrier to the humid winds coming from the Atlantic Ocean, in the south.
Portugal is the largest producer of cork in the world as it holds more than 50% of the world production of this raw material. In Portugal, cork oak forests are predominantly situated in the southern part of the country. Serra do Caldeirão is one of the important production sites for this material due to the excellent quality of the raw material from this region. Which has already been classified as the best cork in the world.

A eye opening trip into the Cork world – 8 km distance

This activity is suitable for visitors staying in Olhão / Faro area. Visitors staying outside of this area, an alternative meeting point will be arranged.

Timing recommendation : All year round

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  • Get to know how Cork is produced
  • Understand how Cork trees are stripped
  • The processes from the acorn to the neck of the bottle
  • Discover local biodiversity
  • Enjoy incredible views and landscapes
  • Observe wildlife in detail using optical equipment
  • Uncover the details of the history in addition to the cultural heritage of this region
  • Appreciate the silence being disturbed by the sounds of birds and insects
  • Smell the different fragrances and odours of the vegetation
  • Breathe in the fresh air


  • Nature guide
  • Binoculars
  • Birds Field guide
  • Fauna and Flora Field guides
  • Transports
  • Insurances
  • Taxes
  • Food and Water


3 - 4 Hours



Frequently asked questions

We do not refund customer cancellations less than 24 hours prior to departure. For cancellations of customers with more than 24 hours before departure, we refund the amount in full.


This activity can be conditioned by the weather . We can, in case of bad weather , we cancel the trip by fully refunding the amount paid or rebooking the trip to another time.

Tour's Location

Marina Center, Av. 5 de Outubro Loja n° 13, 8700-408 Olhão


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10 out of 5 stars!

Luis is a wealth of information on history of the region, plants, birds, and the Cork oak industry. Enjoyed by ourselves and our two teenagers! Moderate level of exertion on the walk, some hills, wear good shoes or boots. We had a wonderful time.

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